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Why more hospital visits occur just before a thunderstorm

Analyzing data from Medicare and the National Weather Service confirms that more people, particularly older people with respiratory illness, make more hospital visits on...

Scientist find a new mass extinction

It's not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record. In...

Scientists discover world’s oldest animal sperm in Myanmar amber

Scientists find the world's oldest animal sperm inside a tiny crustacean trapped in amber around 100 million years ago in Myanmar. The research team, led...

Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

The proximity of hot springs to early settlements have led researchers to wonder if early humans used hot springs as a cooking resource long...

Scientists reveal the true size of prehistoric giant shark Megalodon

A new study led by the University of Bristol and Swansea University has revealed the size of the legendary giant shark Megalodon, including fins...

We finally know how cold the last ice age was

Researchers have nailed down the temperature of the last ice age, known as the Last Glacial Maximum of 20,000 years ago, to about 46...

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur on Isle of Wight

A new study suggests four bones recently found on the Isle of Wight belong to new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes...

This young exoplanet challenges planet formation theories

New observations reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in...

Scientists take the ultimate Earth selfie

Consider it Earth's ultimate mirror selfie. In a new study, a team led by astrophysicist Allison Youngblood at the University of Colorado Boulder set out...

Scientists discover the first case of bone cancer in dinosaur

A recent study led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant...